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Are you a hero…or a wimp?

Gospel        Mark 8: 31- end Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three…

A loving hug; we are children of God

Gospel        Mark 1.9a-15 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the…

What is unseen is eternal; the best is yet to come

Gospel        Mark 9.2–9  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as…

They also serve; who only stand and wait

Gospel        Luke 2: 22-40 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke All        Glory to you O Lord    When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord,…

Every tear is wiped away

Gospel        John 2.1–11 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out,…

God is calling all of us to ….listen

First Reading       1 Samuel 3.1–10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet…

Has God caught your attention?

Gospel        Matthew 2v1-12 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All        Glory to you O Lord    In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we…

True light never becomes darkness

Gospel        John 1.6–8, 19–28 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord       There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but…

Awaiting the true comforter

Gospel        Mark 1.1–8 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord     The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way;…